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Caregivers: Helping out Seniors for Reduced Rent

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Maple, ON

April 27, 2010
1:49 PM

Post #7742786

Hi I need some one elses insight and opinion

First the basement apartment I am living in Is like living in Hell , almost every week-end the father gets drunk has friends over and they are loud , They ruined Easter for me with their friends they had over kids running back and forth, noise , having to hacve cars moved in order to get out (mind You I leaned on the doorbell 7 times ) Etc Not to mention during the week all the noise starts at 9:30 and continues to 12 + '

I have the opportunity to leave and move into a bigger place ,The Rub is in order to rent this apartment part of the tenants responsibilities include doing chores for their parents
the parents are 80+ the father uses a Wheelchair and is blind in 1 eye not to mention deaf
the mother is 80 + as well slight build and has something wrong with her arm
anyway what i was told needed to be done to help them out was to put out the garbage
and pick-up items they might need at the store , We spoke on Sunday and the daughter said that If I decided to take it she would charge me the same price I am paying now for a bigger apartment than I have now, She also said that the father wanted to be paid for this apartment under the table (Cash) she is on a trip until Mothers day week-end so she told me to think about it and we would talk about it then ,What I would like to know is this

Is there anything I need to be aware of in taking this responsibilty
What questions should I ask
Any problems you can see with this arrangement ?

As much as I want out of my present situation ,I don't want to make my problems bigger getting into something more complicated

I will be working , and the Rent is 800.00 per month

Let me know your thoughts

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